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Guys and gals,
Please find a way of screening new members. In the past few days we've had viagra join the forum, and today we welcomed "fannys and panties" under the guise of "Frank Ronas" or some crap like that.
Let's keep it clean. There's enough filth elsewhere.
Cheers,
Andres.
 

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All users need to be approved manually by me before their accounts are activated... but even accounts that are not activated still show up in the "new user" list.... it's a pain in the ass to screen, I didn't even catch the current new member Frank Whatshisname as being a spammer because it's such a hassle so I just hit the approve link in my email when a name looks legitimate.

The people signing up for forums for spamming are actually using automated software that basically goes around all the forums and signs up automatically.

There are add-ons for this forum that help against spammers that I was looking at several days ago, but since my laptop hard drive took a crap and had to be replaced, I haven't yet installed any software so I have no way to modify the message board software until I reinstall a few things.

There's also a modification you can make to this forum that hides new users in the "newest registered user" section until they are approved... or I may just remove that feature entirely since it's pretty pointless.
 

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Andres Martin said:
Guys and gals,
Please find a way of screening new members. In the past few days we've had viagra join the forum, and today we welcomed "fannys and panties" under the guise of "Frank Ronas" or some crap like that.
Let's keep it clean. There's enough filth elsewhere.
Cheers,
Andres.
It's constant......not just the last few days. It's a never-ending screening job for Mike.....

It is too bad that their name shows as "new users" before they can be deleted when Mike screens them for posting.
 
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